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iPhone SDK terms relaxed to allow lotteries (Poll)

According to a new report, Apple is now allowing developers to add contests, lotteries, or sweepstakes to iPhone and iPod Touch apps, thanks to a new SDK rule.

By February 24, 2010


Microsoft, Yahoo team up against lottery hoax e-mails

The tech firms are forming a coalition to educate consumers on the dangers of those nasty hoax e-mails that try to get financial information out of people.

By October 28, 2008


Bartender, gimme a beer from outer space

Japanese brewer Sapporo launches a beer it says is made from barley grown on the International Space Station. The 250 winners of a lottery for it will each receive a six-pack.

By December 4, 2009


For sale: Your robot clone

Japan's Kokoro is offering absurdly vain people the chance to order their own android clone for just $225,000 apiece. Only two bots available, so act now!

By December 14, 2009


10 years gone: The VA Linux Systems IPO

Open-source advocate John Mark Walker commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Nasdaq's "most successful" IPO to date, from the perspective of a company coder.

By December 10, 2009


Boxee Beta is cleaner, better, still closed

Media-viewing app gets new interface in beta version, but you can't get it yet. The beta will open to all around the time of the Consumer Electronics Show.

By December 7, 2009


How to recognize phishing e-mails

Phishing attacks have spiked this year, recent reports show. Here's a primer on what phishing is and how to avoid it.

By November 17, 2009


The 404 Podcast 467: Where we double our termination fee

Cancellation fees, banned Xbox gamertags, and special iPhone app giveaway!

By November 13, 2009


Yahoo sues over lottery phishing scam

Internet company files suit in New York against unnamed "lottery spammers" who tried to fraudulently obtain sensitive data from Yahoo Mail users, it says.

By May 27, 2008


How low can online scammers go?

In the world of the cynical online phishing scam ploy, is pretending to be a Marine stationed in Afghanistan a new low?

By November 6, 2009